My August Sephora Play Box arrived so I thought I’d do an unboxing and review plus just generally share my thoughts on this month’s contents. I think this is my 4th Sephora Play Box now and so far, as you know, I haven’t been particularly happy with the contents.
If you aren’t in the know, Sephora Play is a new beauty box subscription service that will set you back $10 bucks (it ships free) and it includes 5 to 7 makeup, skincare, and beauty samples as well as one perfume sample. Most times the samples are actually deluxe sizes so, you do get a bit of bang for your box.
Here’s my thoughts on the Sephora Play Box for August!
Many, many, many of us were wishing and hoping for a makeup box this time around as the last few boxes have include a good deal of skincare and hair care. Well, you’re in luck! The August Play Box contains eye makeup! Actually, the entire box is themed around creating a smoky, sultry eye look! Don’t worry, there’s still a bit of skincare to be had here as well as fragrance so, it isn’t completely all about makeup!
- Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (0.1 oz)
- Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm (0.23 oz)
- Clean Reserve Warm Cotton Perfume Vial
- Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in I-544
- Lancome Energie de Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Care (0.16 oz)
- Sephora Contour Eye Pencil in Love Affair
This box is a little lighter on the sample front compared the previous boxes but there are some nice picks inside. I enjoyed the Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm as well as the Warm Cotton Perfume Sample and Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow.
I was disappointed with the addition to Urban Decay Perversion Mascara as it isn’t a formula I love. It’s also an older release so, most people likely already tried it!
There’s not a lot of eventful items in this box for it still remains a value at $10 plus the free shipping. The eyeshadow, mascara, and liner all pair up to create one complete eye look which is definitely nice. But many of these items you may have tried or might even own already which makes them a tad uneventful!
It’s funny as they seem to spend more on packaging these items versus the actual contents. They include a full size pull instruction booklet that includes details of each product, tips, and tricks to use them as well as a drawstring bag to store them in plus a box to ship them in. It’s a lot of unnecessary paper!
I feel like I’m always ranting these boxes but I just keep hoping they’ll get better because right now although a great value they are just a tad uneventful! I wish they’d include newer items versus a rehash of items we’ve seen plenty of times! I think that’s what I’m holding out for!
What about you?
Were you happy about this month’s Play Box?
The Sephora Play Box is available at at Sephora.com.